Q: When you were 350 pounds, you cried out to God to help you. How did He respond?
A: God whispered my name on the night I cried out to Him. That is when my heart shifted and my weight-loss journey began. It was the beginning of a new life. I decided that night, in prayer, that I had to stop trying to run the show. Finally grasping God's love for me, I would never go down the old road again. I surrendered to God that night, and that changed my life.
Q: How do you believe that we love with control?
A: My previous way of loving food was an unhealthy obsession. By pondering all the choices available at most meals, I'd often choose an entree with the belief that it would fill my need for happiness and control. And every time I chose to eat something, I would feel in control and happy--for about five seconds. Just until the next time I walked past a mirror and realized that I was wearing my control issues.